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It’s Kristine here today to share a layout I recently created using the Winter Farmhouse collection. 

I wanted to use so many patterned papers from this collection so I decided why not use them in strips. I took a few of my favorite papers and cut them in assorted sizes. What a great way to use many patterns and colours. 

I used the wood grain background to start my layout and then layered my strips of paper. I then added some Bits and Pieces to create clusters and add more colours to my page. 

This isn’t hard to recreate. You can also do this with leftover or any of your favorite simple stories collections! 

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Hello Everyone!

It’s Kristine here today to share one of my latest layouts using the So Happy Together Collection. This collection is so perfect for a variety of pages and projects. It contains cute little flowers, word diecuts, colorful houses and so much more. Going to a house warming party soon? Perhaps an anniversary? Or just want to document the love your shared with your family a few weeks ago? All of these topics and more can be documented using this collection. My 12x12 layout is called Grins & Giggles.

My cousin spent the afternoon with her daughter and all They did was laugh and play outside. The most memorable moment of that day was this sweet selfie they took. I love the smile they both have and the laughter they shared together. I started my page with a piece of Green paper from the Basics Kit. I backed it up with a Blue piece of paper from the same Basics Kit and both of these then added to a piece of white cardstock. This created a great base for all those pieces of patterned paper I used.

I had an 6x8 paper pad and used quite a few of the papers included in this collection. I created layers and started embellishing with the Bits and Pieces.

Adding a small die it for my title “grins and Giggles” was perfect for this picture. I wanted to add a few sentences of journaling but decided to keep it simple with two strips of journaling as I usually do.

This was really a fun layabout to created and I absolutely loved creating with this collection. Don’t forget to share your layout using some Simple stories by using the #simplestories and tagging us @simplestories_

Have a great day!

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Hello Friends! 

I am here to spread a little Cheer with my latest layout called Merry & Bright using the Say Cheese Christmas collection. I absolutely love seeing picture of animals dressed up for the holidays. This little one called Dev is with his favorite human Cabrelle getting ready for the holiday festivities. That look on his face just screams why am I doing this!!!? Right? 

This layout is very simple to create and all you need is a few sheets of this gorgeous and festive collection.  I used a sheet from the Holly Jolly Simple Basics Collection, which is a must have by the way, and backed up a few pieces of assorted papers in different sizes. I used a piece of white cardstock as my base but any color that matches this collection would be perfect. I added my assorted papers to the base in no random order and that was my background! Simple right?  

Once I added my photo I started embellishing the bottom and top left of the layout. I always use dimensional adhesive under my Bits & Pieces to create height and it also allows me to add more layers. 

Journaling was added on a small piece of white cardstock and adhered under the top left cluster.  My title was left simple using a die cut called Merry & Bright.  

You can create this simple layout in no time and you can even add a few more pictures if you'd like. 

This collection makes it super easy to create fun pages of you and your pets or something to make you SAY CHEESE!

Come visit Simple Stories and myself on instagram at @SimpleStories_ and @KristineDavidson. 

Cheers!

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